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Anyone Write for Textbroker?

  1. charliegrumples profile image43
    charliegrumplesposted 6 years ago

    I've been using textbroker for some article sites I've done (not HP don't worry).. I write some of my articles myself but when I'm doing one for a subject I find tedious I outsource it there.  I'm thinking bizarrely that maybe I should sign up as a writer there too and pick ones I fancy doing.

    Just wondered if anyone here has written for them and how you get on .. good or bad.

    thanks

    1. Shawn Scarborough profile image82
      Shawn Scarboroughposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have written for Textbroker for about 3 months now.  The hardest thing about writing for Textbroker is that the topics are sometimes not very interesting to write about.  Some days I may find 2 or 3 articles I want to write and then it will be several days before I find another I want to write.  I spend a lot of time looking for articles to write and less time actually writing. 

      It is a good way to make some extra cash now if you need it but it can be tedious and boring as well.  I am focusing more on HubPages now as a way to make money.  It takes a lot more time starting out but the money you make at HubPages is residual income that keeps coming every month.

    2. Painted Seahorse profile image94
      Painted Seahorseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've just started at Textbroker myself. I've submitted the first five articles and I'm waiting for the site to rate them so I can continue.

      I agree with Shawn, the topics aren't especially interesting, but the idea of being paid quickly and regularly is very appealing. From what I've heard from other writers on TB, the website treats its writers fairly when there are disputes between clients and writers, so that's another plus.

    3. AEvans profile image77
      AEvansposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have written for them in the past, but find Constant-Content to be more lucrative for me. Textbroker does have boring articles and you get paid pennies. With Constant-Content I can pick and choose who I wish to write for and the topic.  I can also sell my work fairly. smile

      1. charliegrumples profile image43
        charliegrumplesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        That's interesting .. do you know if they accept UK based writers?  Also, what price do you think it is fair an reasonable to offer an article for (say around 400 words or so).

        1. charliegrumples profile image43
          charliegrumplesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          ahh ignore the first bit .. they do apparently:-)

          1. profile image54
            flipjorkposted 2 years agoin reply to this

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        2. LindaSmith1 profile image59
          LindaSmith1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          With constant content your work can sit there for years, and you will earn nothing til it is sold and paid for.

          With textbroker, you write for the client, article is accepted and you are paid. No waiting for your money.

      2. Hollie Thomas profile image61
        Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Here is a link to quite an extensive list of article writing sites. Competency, rates and frequency of pay are also detailed. The list indicates whether international writers are accepted, although I know from my own experience this is 100% accurate in this respect, so worth checking out with the company in question.

        https://sites.google.com/site/newentrep … me-tracker

        1. Stacie L profile image89
          Stacie Lposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          very nice and useful link... thanks!

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
            Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            No problem, I meant to say in the above post it is not 100% accurate as to whether international writers are accepted at all of them, but as you're a US citizen, Stacie, it doesn't matter does it. They're almost all US companies. smile

    4. Pearldiver profile image78
      Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

      Cheers for the heads up... But I've done Remarkably Well NOT Using Them!
      (And then I Don't Worry about such issues big_smile )

      I guess your affiliate agency requires you to only promote their 'service' positively in public?   smile

      Sorry to see your Rugby Team leave the World Cup so early in the peace. sad

    5. charliegrumples profile image43
      charliegrumplesposted 6 years ago

      Ah ... looks like my plan is scuppered anyway .. looks like they only accept USA writers and I'm in the UK. Bit silly really as I've had 2 level 3 articles written for me and while they may have lived in the USA, at least one of them didn't have English as their first language of that I'm sure!

      Anyone recommend any other similar sites that have a decent reputation?

      thanks

      1. LindaSmith1 profile image59
        LindaSmith1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Unfortunately, due to U.S. tax regulations, we can only employ U.S. citizens and residents as freelancers at this time. We know that writers outside the U.S. are extremely talented and quick and would love to have them on board. It is the tax issue that prevents us from doing so.

        If you are a U.S. citizen abroad, please do sign up and send us a scanned copy of your U.S. ID.

        1. LindaSmith1 profile image59
          LindaSmith1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          US only is from Text Broker

      2. Hollie Thomas profile image61
        Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You could try wisegeek. They pay between 10 and 15 dollars for a 400 word article.

    6. LindaSmith1 profile image59
      LindaSmith1posted 6 years ago

      Charlie: I write for them. The rates vary according to how they rate you. There are 2 ways. The client may rate work to be excellent, while TB does not,. I don't do bad depending on what I select. I am not writing 500 words for topic I have to do a lot of research on for 3 bucks.

      I do a lot of short ones. Clients are no problem at all in my experience. The minimum payout is 10 dollars.

    7. wordscribe43 profile image92
      wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

      I just signed up for Constant Content myself.  I have no experience with Text Broker, personally.  My only hesitation with CC is the fact that there seems to be a lot of competition.  I have no clue what types of articles sell, honestly.  I'm going to go for it, but I reckon I need to be quite patient.

      1. LindaSmith1 profile image59
        LindaSmith1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Your articles on Constant Content can sit for a year or more without being purchased if at all.  I joined them, passed tests with flying colors. Then after writing an article or 2 I was cancelled by CC saying my writing was not up to their standards which is hilarious.

        Their website is full of spelling, grammar and punctuation errors. When they reject your article, the rejection comes from Constant Content only, and they are never specific. Why are they rejecting articles anyway? Constant Content does not purchase them, others do. But, they decide what will be place on site for sale and what won't be put out for sale. A waste of time actually.
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        1. charliegrumples profile image43
          charliegrumplesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I've just signed up and introduced myself by pointing out a couple or spelling errors on their site lol .. I've heard they are pretty brutal with rejecting articles but probably worth a go.  I'm wondering if there are ny popular sites like Fiverr but that actually pay a bit more . I;m sorry, but I'm just not writing anything above 200 words for £2 !!

          1. AEvans profile image77
            AEvansposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Yes they can be brutal, but I haven't had any issues. They have actually assisted me with the improvement of my work. You can also bid on work. I wish you the best!

            1. Ritsos profile image43
              Ritsosposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              what would you think is a reasonable price to ask for say a 500 word article? Also .. any tips on how to find what sells well there ?


              thanks

              1. AEvans profile image77
                AEvansposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                http://www.constant-content.com/  I believe this link will help you. There are writer's who on average ask for $45.00 for one 500 word article. For full rights to your article they ask from 70-100 if not more, based on the topic. I can say that the topics I write on are health related and very popular. But would I would recommend you do, is just sign-up it's free and feel out the area. Everyone has there own niche' and what may work for one person, may not work for another. smile

                1. Ritsos profile image43
                  Ritsosposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  Thanks ... I have signed up and just need to write a few articles (with careful checking :-) ... I have done a lot of writing in the dental field so hopefully that may sell quite well as well :-) ... Thanks for the tips and now to write (and check VERY carefully lol)

                  1. AEvans profile image77
                    AEvansposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    I wish you all of the best and believe you will probably do well. smile

    8. profile image46
      Chuck Testaposted 6 years ago

      hey guys, i signed up for textbroker a few months ago and so far so good. my only grumble is that although my texts are getting high ratings and i am meeting all the requirements, i don't seem to have evolved from a 3 star writer. other than that, though, i am enjoying the experience. Can anybody else recommend any other such services to write for? i tried seed.com with mixed results and just joined independent publishing, which is so far so good....but i was wondering if there is any other gems out there?

      1. LindaSmith1 profile image59
        LindaSmith1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Chuck: This is an issue with them, of getting ranking raised. I have written almost 100 articles for them and am at a 2. The clients rate my work excellent, when they do rate the work. Not all clients rate completed assignments. You can contact TB, but don't expect a straight answer on this subject. You can try Factoidz which is a bit like Hub pages. However, you do not get paid for adsense.  You cannot promote yourself, like you  can here. You cannot place links to your sites, blogs, any referral links at all. You are given more opportunity to earn from Hub pages than Factoidz. One thing they have is bonus articles in which you write product reviews for them. Bonus is up to 10 bucks, which you will only get paid 3-4  for them. There are some other article assignments, but pay not great for them either. In reality, I do not have as many articles on Hub Pages as I do with Factoidz, but I would guess that I earn more money here just for the Hubs. I can use my Amazon affiliate program here, where I cannot do that at Factoidz.   

        Overall, I thing Hub Pages is the best place to be with your articles. You can do much more here than you can at other article submission sites.

    9. Millionaire Tips profile image92
      Millionaire Tipsposted 6 years ago

      I write for textbroker.  The pay is very small - about $5 - $10 bucks an article, so I choose requests on subjects I am already familiar with, or am willing to learn about. This makes it easy to write an article quickly.

      It is very quick as well - since they must ask for a revision or accept your article in three days.  They pay every week, so it is quick money. 

      Unfortunately, some of the requests are not well worded.  Sometimes the requester is vague because they are not choosy.  Other times the requester is very choosy but does not tell you. I have only had two articles which I chose not to revise. the instructions were vague, and it would have taken way too long to revise.

      Sometimes it takes as much time to look for an article you want to write as it does to actually write the article.  The clients don't title their requests very well.

      1. Stacie L profile image89
        Stacie Lposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I've worked for TB for over two years and can't get a raise either. Some of the clients directions and expectations are so unrealistic. i wont write for anyhting that requires extensive research anymore.

        1. Millionaire Tips profile image92
          Millionaire Tipsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I write all my articles in Word, and run the spell and grammar check. I also reread them to make sure I didn't miss anything, although it does take time to do that.  I have only had 5 articles rated, but hopefully they will rate the other ones soon.

     
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